Category Manchester Film Festival

Intricate, profound and incredibly moving, Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

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Lino Escalera delivers a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply moving debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE, a yielding family drama about two daughters struggling to come to terms with their father’s impending death.

CAN’T SAY GOODBYE tells the story of Carla, a self-destructive woman, who receives an unexpected call from her sister Blanca...

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Film Review: DAMASCUS COVER – #MANIFF2018

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Israeli spy Ari Ben-Zion with depth and skill in Daniel Zelik Berk’s political thriller DAMASCUS COVER

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival in Daniel Zelik Berk’s new film DAMASCUS COVER, a political thriller set in Syria.

Based on the best-selling 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan, DAMASCUS COVER tells the story of Ari Ben-Zion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an Israeli spy who is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israe...

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Film Review: BECOMING ICONIC – #MANIFF2018

Jonathan Baker and Nicolas Cage in BECOMING ICONIC

Despite its intriguing concept, BECOMING ICONIC fails to live up to its initial promise

It is often said that if you want to be successful, copy those who have come before you. That’s the premise behind Jonathan Baker’s new documentary BECOMING ICONIC.

Exploring the perilous process of filmmaking through the eyes of some of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, BECOMING ICONIC sees Jodie Foster (LITTLE MAN TATE), Taylor Hackford (RAY, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN), Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION...

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Film Review: POISONING PARADISE – #MANIFF2018

Pesticide Poisoning in POISONING PARADISE documentary

Pesticide poisoning on the seemingly idyllic island of Hawaii takes centre focus in new documentary POISONING PARADISE

With The Beast From The East and Storm Emma currently battling most of the UK, it’s easy to see why Hawaii is on the bucket list for most. But behind this seemingly idyllic world of sun, sea and sand is a serious environmental issue affecting the island and its residents, one in which groundbreaking documentary POISONING PARADISE hopes to highlight.

Focusing on the Hawaiian...

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TALKING WITH ANGELS, CONTRACTOR 014352, THE PAST WE LIVE IN and MOVING VIOLATION compete in the short film category at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival

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TALKING WITH ANGELS, CONTRACTOR 014352, THE PAST WE LIVE IN and MOVING VIOLATION compete in the short film category at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival

Science fiction, war and comedy collide in Shorts Session 3 at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival.

Nick Wild brings together a talented northern cast in his comedy short TALKING WITH ANGELS while real and imaginary worlds collide in Simon Ryninks psychedelic short CONTRACTOR 014352...

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Charming and funny, Eric Capitaine's debut feature film LOVE IS DEAD brings humour and warmth to the dreaded 'break-up'

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Charming and funny, Eric Capitaine’s debut feature film LOVE IS DEAD brings humour and warmth to the dreaded ‘break-up’

There are many dating clubs, so why not breaking clubs? That is the concept behind Eric Capitaine’s first feature film LOVE IS DEAD, a quirky rom-com about the unavoidable part of any relationship – the break-up.

LOVE IS DEAD tells the story of Mathias Lonisse, a young entrepreneur and proud founder of ‘Love is Dead’, a company which specialises in relationship break-ups...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

MANIFF Official Selection 2018

Over 100 feature and short films will be screened as part of the four-day film festival this March

Manchester Film Festival has announced its full film line-up for 2018 with over 100 feature films, documentaries, animation, music, experimental and short films screening at the four-day festival.

Taking place at Odeon Great Northern between 1st to 4th March, this year’s festival aims to break away from the generic film festival format of branding and stranding by ditching the traditional category...

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Film Review – ALFIE BOE: ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM – #MANIFF2017

ALFIE BOE: ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM

ALFIE BOE: ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM follows the world-famous tenor as he attempts to crossover from the world of opera to contemporary rock

It’s fair to say that Alfie Boe certainly knows how to belt out a tune. Since his rendition of BRING HIM HOME at the 2010 LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary performance at the O2 Arena, the singer’s career has grown from strength to strength, leading to four top ten albums, a sell-out 2013 UK tour and over one million album sales to his name...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival

MANIFF2017

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival

The Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2017 festival which will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester.

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival, with confirmed special guest appearances from actor Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson.

Three main strands form part of this year’s festival including a new RISING STARS strand which will showcase e...

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Film Review: Animated Shorts – #MANIFF2016

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Lola Maguire reviews eight animation shorts at MANIFF 2016

Eight animation shorts made their UK premiere at the 2016 Manchester Film Festival followed by a special Q&A with several of the filmmakers.

Yuting Hsueh’s CGI animation opens to several inanimate test dummies suspended in the seated position, one of whom is a different colour to the other...

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